Spring is the perfect time to open the windows and freshen up your home -- as well as your decor. From deciding on what colour to paint your bedroom to finding the best deals on your favourite art pieces, decorating a home can be an exciting process for many homeowners and renters alike.
Many of us are a little (OK, a lot) obsessed with home design so it's only natural that it comes up in dinner-party conversation or during a girl's night out. Or at the bus stop, or in the dentist's chair. Sometimes, however, we're stuck for a quick way to sum up our aesthetic. Here are 10 ways to communicate your home decor style succinctly -- so you can even do it on an elevator ride.
Think reuse before recycle!
Add a little shine to your decor.
Comfort is key.
Falling in love with beautiful design is easy, but sometimes: staying in love with a look? That can be the hard part. Whether you're decorating for a season, a short-term rental, or just one whirlwind week, these ideas will give you the freedom to change up your style as often as you'd like.
For 2015 the top holiday themes all have a classic or nostalgic twist. Think Charles Dickens, Hollywood in the 1950s or even a rustic cabin from the turn of the century. My favourite theme for the holidays is 1950's retro. But honestly, trends aside, just pick a theme that you love and think will be fun for your guests.
You can do better than just setting up some mood lighting.
If accessories make an outfit, art makes the home. The perfect piece of art can add character, fill empty spaces and start
There's no place like home. Whether you rent or own, there are few things more comforting than having a space to call your
Interior design isn’t just about creating a home that looks new and current. It can also be about preserving the past and
Moving to a smaller space sometimes means saying goodbye to storage — but it doesn't have to. In the video above, Good Housekeeping
When it comes to decorating your first home, it's easy to fall into the same style habits you had when you were in university
Revamping your home decor needn’t always be a major project and you don’t always have to spend a king’s ransom to do it. Here
Your bedroom, essentially, should be a quiet place, a calming oasis where tranquil moments -- by yourself or with a loved one -- are savoured. But where to start? Hmm. Let's see. Oh yeah, by remembering that form and utility are equally important. Consider form and function -- bed, dressing area, reading nook, etc. -- and map things accordingly.
Grey may be the hippest weapon of choice when it comes to decor but, as Colin and Justin prove, the cool palette needs a shot of high impact colour to properly bring it alive...
Whether you're styling your pint-sized apartment, or just your petite powder room, any small space decorating can be made easy if you go about it in the right way. No matter what the scale of the project, some planning is always required. An undersized area needs an oversized amount of thought, but the result is a fully-functional and practical, warm, liveable space.
Some of our best friends, you see, are straight. And some of them, we should report, are very stylish. The following epistle, therefore, is simply a quick fix master class for those who feel their style gene is somewhat compromised. Think of us as wing men. Fabulous -- if often fey -- fixers.
"Fashion Week" conjures up thoughts of bright lights and big cities like New York and Milan and how apropos. Funny, when I show up at the furniture equivalent, called "Market", the only thing I'm left wondering is: why here?!